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Claressa Shields to challenge WBC World Champion Nikki Adler on Aug. 4

Claressa Shields to challenge WBC World Champion Nikki Adler on Aug. 4
Posted at 4:20 PM, Jun 28, 2017

Claressa "T-Rex" Shields is ready to fight for her first world title against WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Nikki Adler in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation Friday, August 4.

This will be the fourth professional fight for the  22-year old two-time Olympic Gold Medalist. 

The undefeated Adler will be defending her WBC 168-pound title for the third time.

"I thank the champ, Nikki Adler, and her team for accepting the challenge and for coming to the U.S. for this championship.   This fight is not only a milestone for me, it also is the biggest fight of the year in women's boxing," Shields said in a release. 

This is the second time Shields will be fighting on national television. The fight will be live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT from MGM Grand Detroit.